Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or involving the maxilla and the face.

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  • adjective Of or relating to the jaw and face.

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  • adjective of or relating to the upper jaw and face (particularly with reference to specialized surgery of the maxilla)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[maxill(a) + facial.]

Examples

  • Maxillo-facial technicians (sometimes also known as maxillofacial prosthetists) work is based in hospital oral surgery, ophthalmic, cancer and burns units, helping to reconstruct the faces of patients damaged by accident or disease

    Army Rumour Service

  • The Division's main focus of dentistry for children is complemented by our oral surgery staff, who perform simple as well as complex oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures.

    Dentistry

  • Or you could specialise in orthodontics, oral pathology, child dental health or even train to become a maxillofacial surgeon someone who specialises in facial surgery.

    Dentistry

  • "I went into oral surgery because I didn't think I would have to deliver that kind of news to patients," says Clifford Salm , an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Manhattan who has found leukemia, lymphoma, AIDS and metastatic breast cancer after performing biopsies on suspicious spots.

    If Your Teeth Could Talk ...

  • I am an oral/maxillofacial surgeon in solo private practice.

    Getting Real About ID Requirements

  • The U.S. has 5,390 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who earn an average of $210,710.

    America's Best- and Worst-Paying Jobs

  • Nine of the nation's 10 highest-paying occupations are in the medical field, including anesthesiologist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, and obstetrician and gynecologist.

    America's Best- and Worst-Paying Jobs

  • The U.S. has 5,390 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who earn an average of $210,710.

    America's Best- and Worst-Paying Jobs

  • The New Zealand-born surgeon Harold Gillies established the first specialized plastic-surgery unit at the Queen's Hospital in Sidcup, where he carried out more than 11,000 maxillofacial reconstructions after 1917.

    When the Killing Stopped

  • Nine of the nation's 10 highest-paying occupations are in the medical field, including anesthesiologist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, and obstetrician and gynecologist.

    America's Best- and Worst-Paying Jobs

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